Have you ever gone through a rough patch in your life or just had an off day and realised on reflection how much of a positive role your pet played in helping you feel better?
A range of research shows that contact with animals can improve our wellbeing and state of mental health. A publication put together by Beyond Blue and Deakin University in 2010 found that caring for and having contact with pets encouraged owners to spend more time outdoors and socialise, added meaning to their lives and generally enriched and enhanced their sense of wellbeing.
On this week’s program we explore the strong connection pet owners have with their furry friends and look at ways to return the favour and maintain happy and healthy pets.
The Lost Dogs Home News Wrap
- Two former residents, Bess and Chloe who have been adopted into loving homes.
- Study has found a large percentage of Australian pet owners share their beds with their furry friends.
- Around 36 puppies were recovered from two cars in Dublin, Ireland as part of an animal cruelty investigation.
Q & A with Dr Alan Bolton
- Insight and tips on your questions about dogs, anxiety and boredom.
If you have a question for our resident vet, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pet of the Week
Toby is a gentle giant. He is quiet and sweet and loves nothing more than to get lots of pats, although he is just as content to find a warm spot to curl up in if he is left alone. Toby is not the biggest fan of loud noises, so he would prefer a quiet home.
• The Lost Dogs’ Home Pet Portraits – in studio sessions The Lost Dogs’ Home Thelma Hoult Training and Education Centre @ 13 Gracie Street, North Melbourne between 9am – 5pm. Bookings are essential
Coming up next week…